Barrage directed by Laura Schroeder has been selected to represent Luxembourg in the 90th edition of the Academy Awards in the category “Foreign Language Film Award”.
This film, written by Laura Schroeder and the French novelist Marie Nimier, is a drama about three generations of women, and stars Lolita Chammah, Isabelle Huppert as well as Themis Pauwels. Luxembourg actors Charles Müller, Marja-Leena Juncker and Luc Schiltz complete the cast.
Barrage celebrated its world premiere in February 2017 in the Forum section of the 2017 Berlin International Film Festival – it is the first feature film of a Luxembourg filmmaker hosted in official selection at the Festival. The Luxemburgish premiere took place in March 2017 at the Luxembourg City Film Festival. The film was also presented at the Vilnius Film Festival (Lithuania), the Titanic International Film Festival Budapest (Hungary), the Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema (Argentina), the Jeonju International Film Festival (South Korea) Jove – Valencia International Film Festival (Spain) and the New Horizons International Film Festival (Wroclaw, Poland). Barrage was released in Luxembourg and French cinemas on July 19, 2017.